State Rep. Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon) today announced Ohio’s first-ever sales tax-free holiday scheduled for this weekend, August 7-9. The tax-free holiday runs Friday through Sunday and covers many back-to-school items, including clothing, school supplies and instructional materials. Not only will the temporary holiday help offset Ohio’s 4.5 percent sales tax increase enacted by the 2013 state budget, but for three days shoppers will pay no sales tax on itemized purchases as they prepare their children for the coming of the new school year.
“I encourage all Ohio families to take full advantage of this great opportunity while it lasts. You can support local businesses while saving money on essential back-to-school supplies.” said Rep. Sheehy.
Clothing priced at $75 or less per article, school supplies priced at $20 or less per item and school instructional material priced at $20 or less per item will all be exempt from Ohio’s sales and use tax this weekend.
The sales tax holiday is a pilot venture created by the Ohio General Assembly, who will monitor the tax moratorium’s impact on retail businesses and local government revenues to determine the viability of future sales tax holidays in Ohio.